By anyone's standards, you would have to say that the flora in this country is incredible.
Just look what I saw yesterday in the garden of a friend where we had lunch.
The flower begins as a gumnut.
The nut develops and ripens
and an incredible flower bursts open.
It then withers, dies and becomes a hard seed case.
No wonder Joseph Banks got so excited when he landed on our shores in 1770 and was faced with so many new and beautiful plants.